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A letter to F21 leaders
Edward Ahnert
The educational needs for a "science savvy" citizenry, properly prepared K-12 teachers, and a high-tech workforce can only be addressed if academic leaders with vision rise to the occasion. Leadership requires one to develop a position and take a stand. Make your voices be heard.
Criticism and the consensus of "truth"
Dean Fraga
This 1997-1998 PKAL F21 statement discusses how the objectivity of science and the ability to criticize are essential to not only scientists, but also reporters, lawyers, politicians, and other non-scientists.
Making science a core liberal art in the 21st century
Milo Schield
Given the ongoing success of the sciences in building cumulative knowledge about the natures and causes of things, it is argued that the sciences may have operationally embodied certain epistemic principles that may be helpful in dealing with the human condition. Investments in identifying and justifying these epistemic principles should be an integral part of any effort to make science a core liberal art in the 21st century.
Strengthening undergraduate STEM programs
Stephen R. Lewis Jr.
The undergraduate educational experience is the critical link in achieving our national objectives. The reason is simple. Undergraduate institutions produce those who go on to teach in America's K-12 schools. They are the source of future Ph.D.'s; they produce the political leaders, the local school board members, the Federal, state, and local officials who will make policy decisions relating to scientific and technological issues that have an impact on how we all live, work, and interact.

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Making Congressional Connections
Tips on contacting members of Congress